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Lynn Cassaniti
Sun 13 Jun 2010Link

Office/Personal Assistant for Documentary Filmmaker in Mid-Town

Seeking highly organized self-starter and problem-solver part-time (2-3 days per week). Support filmmaker with clerical work including correspondence, accounts payable/receivable, filing and other administrative projects. Experience and interest in film production a must. Assist in pre-production and budgeting of documentary and feature narrative script in development. Proficiency in Mac computers required, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Legal knowledge helpful but not necessary.

Good opportunity to learn in creative environment. Salary $15/hr. Please submit cover letter in body of email and resume as attachment to Lynn, email: moviescout@aol.com. Please put your name in the subject line. Thanks.

Please check our website for further information: www.lemlepictures.com.


iLan Azoulai
Mon 14 Jun 2010Link

Intern Production Assistant for documentary filmmaker in Boston.

Seeking a highly motivated, organized individual to be Production Assistant and help on a documentary film in it's pre-production/production stages about the sex trade industry. knowledge about the subject matter and an activist is a plus but not a must. experience in logging and capturing/organizing clips, transcribing is a plus. Knowledge of Finalcut and Macs is a must.

Our office is located in the midst of a filmaking environment so this is a great opportunity to network and get into the heart of the industry.

Contact me at iLan@ilanazoulai.com, and please attach your resume in your first email.

Thanks


Julianna Brannum
Mon 14 Jun 2010Link

Looking to rent a Sony V1U this Thursday – Saturday IN PORTLAND.

Please email me at jbrannum@gmail.com. Thanks!


Jilann Spitzmiller
Tue 15 Jun 2010Link

The Sundance Documentary Fund will be the topic of the next DOC TALKS at DocuMentors. We'll be talking to Rahdi Taylor and Win-Sie Tow on Weds June 16th at 5pm Pacific. It's free, but you must register. Go to www.documentaryhowto.com and click on FREE TELESEMINAR on the homepage to get all the info. The call will be recorded if you can't make it at the call time.


Stephanie Caruso
Wed 16 Jun 2010Link

In reply to Stephanie Caruso's post on Mon 17 May 2010 :

here's my updated reel, sorry for the annoying private video


Christopher Allen
Thu 17 Jun 2010Link

UnionDocs Collaborative-Call For Entries

I’m writing to inform you of an opportunity for emerging documentary artists, called the UnionDocs Collaborative Program. The Brooklyn Rail recently pointed to the success of the first year of this program in an article titled, "UnionDocs Brings Autuers Together," http://www.brooklynrail.org/2010/04/local/uniondocs-brings-auteurs-together ,and we are are quite excited to be opening applications up for six new participants in 2010-2011.

The UnionDocs Collaborative is a one or two-year program; both a rigorous platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary arts, and a process for developing an innovative group project. The program focuses on providing what we believe are the most effective educational resources for individuals at the beginning of their careers:

* Mentorship toward the production of an original work.

* Dynamic interaction among a network of talented peers.

* Direct contact and structured exchange with visiting artists.

* Exposure to a wide variety of practices and models.

* Regular group critique sessions.

* Exposure through a toured exhibition and/or publication of annual project.

The first iteration of this year’s UDC project, "Documenting Mythology,” premiered at Doc Fortnight 2010: The Museum of Modern Art's International Festival of Nonfiction Film, and will be presented in Boston next month by The Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. A wider international distribution effort and tour is planned for the coming fall.

The UDC has been set up to be affordable and scheduled for individuals who work full-time or freelance. UnionDocs is able to offer an intensive learning experience at a price that one might expect to pay for just a single credit at a university. Some residency options are available for individuals considering moving to the NYC. The application deadline is August 1st, 2010 and further details are available online: http://www.uniondocs.org/uniondocs-collaborative/

Thanks for your consideration,

Christopher Allen

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CHRISTOPHER ALLEN
founder/director
UNIONDOCS
322 Union Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.395.7902


jamie neurto
Fri 18 Jun 2010Link Tag

This is a good site for free pictures:

http://morguefile.com/archive/browse/#/?qury=sun&terms_all


Felix Endara
Fri 18 Jun 2010Link

DocuClub in July!

Our July DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, July 7, 7 p.m., at DCTV [http://www.dctvny.org/], located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

We will show a rough cut of THE LULU SESSIONS by S. Casper Wong. Raised in a small farm in Vermont, Dr. Louise Nutter, or LuLu, entered college at 15-years old, and by 29, was a star scientist invited to set up the first national cancer research center in Taiwan. The chain-smoking, hard-living, beloved professor has just discovered a new anti-cancer drug when she finds out she is dying of breast cancer herself at 42. Shot during the last 1.5 years of LuLu’s life, the film is a raw, intimate, yet surprisingly humorous story about the filmmaker showing up for her best friend, and together, testing the limits of their bond while taking on life’s ultimate adventure: death.

Director S. Casper Wong is a New York-based writer, director and producer of narrative and documentary films. Her narrative feature screenplay, OO1, a suspense drama, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay at Urbanworld Film Festival and two Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Screenwriting Grants – at New York University and the Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriter’s Lab. Her narrative short film, SHIRTS & SKINS, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Taipei Film Festival, and was licensed to The Independent Film Channel for a three-year run. It is now part of the Tribeca Film Institute’s curated Reframe Collection. She is currently in production on a feature documentary about East-West integrative medicine and the global health crisis. Prior to receiving her M.F.A. from New York University’s Graduate Film Program, Wong was Senior Counsel for IBM’s Western Region, based in San Francisco, and holds a B.S. in Bio-medical Engineering from Columbia University. THE LULU SESSIONS is her feature documentary debut.

Our moderator will be Howard Weinberg, who helps other filmmakers improve their films as a script-doctor. An award-winning independent documentary filmmaker, he educates and mentors students at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. His PBS documentary credits include SPORTS FOR SALE, FIRST THINGS FIRST, ONE PLUS ONE, and NET.LEARNING. An innovative television journalist, he was a Founding Producer of THE MACNEIL/LEHRER REPORT; Executive Producer of LISTENING TO AMERICA WITH BILL MOYERS; and a producer-writer for SUNDAY MORNING and SIXTY MINUTES, both on the CBS network. He also has taught at New York University and Dartmouth, and created a documentary film series at Columbia. The Daily News called the subject of his film SID AT 90, the “undisputed star” of the 2003 New York Jewish Film Festival. He is president of The New York Film/ Video Council, a non-profit serving the independent media community. His current major documentary project is TV LAB: LICENSE TO CREATE, an educational feature about an innovative era of public television from 1972-1984.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

Please RSVP at docuclub@artsengine.net [docuclub@artsengine.net].

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate


jamie neurto
Fri 18 Jun 2010Link

hi,

this is a great site for free pictures

http://morguefile.com/archive/browse/#/?qury=sun&terms_all
http://www.sxc.hu/


Doug Block
Fri 18 Jun 2010Link

In reply to Felix Endara's post on Fri 18 Jun 2010 :

I've been working with Casper on The LuLu Sessions as a consultant. All I can say is LuLu is one of the greatest documentary subjects I've ever seen on film. And the film reminds me a lot of Silverlake Life. You don't want to miss this.


Siddharth Pillai
Tue 22 Jun 2010Link

Voices from the Waters 2010

The 5th International Film Festival on Water

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Bangalore Film Society, Arghyam, Svaraj- Society for Voluntary Action Revitalization and Justice, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College, USA (FLEFF), Mountainfilm in Telluride, Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Charter of Human Responsibilities, Samvada, Karnataka Chalanachitra Akademi and Water Journeys- Campaign for Fundamental Right to Water are organizing the fifth edition of the largest international film festival on water- Voices from the Waters 2010.

2010 begins as a critical year not just for Voices from the Waters which completes five years of existence but for environmental consciousness on the whole, as the thoughts and concerns regarding the existence and well-being of our rivers and streams are now being voiced in the mainstream. Now more than ever, there is a call for awareness, dialogue and debate to inform the actions on which the survival of our lifeworlds depend. We are at an instant of much possibilities and hope. We are in search of the voices that will guide us to a critical departure from the current paradigms towards our vision of better futures.

Voices from the Waters 2010: The 5th International Film Festival on Water, the biggest, most dynamic and diverse platform of its kind invites you to be a part of the festival by contributing short, documentary, animation and feature films on water and related issues.

If you have a film in under any of the following categories:

Water Scarcity,

The Dams and the Displaced,

Water Harvest,

Water Struggles/Conflicts,

Floods and Droughts,

Global Warming and Climate Change,

Impact of Deforestation on Water Bodies,

Water, Sanitation and Health,

River Pollution,

The Holistic Revival of Water Bodies,

Water and Life.

You can consider sending it to us. Please note that the categories are loosely conceived and your film does not have to necessarily adhere to them while focusing on the larger theme of water.

Guidelines:

Entries to the Film Festival must include:
1. DVD of the film (with English subtitles, if required)
2. A completed and signed copy of the entry form
3. Three high-resolution stills of the film (can be sent via email)
4. A high-resolution photograph of the director (can be sent via email)
Promotional materials are welcome

There is no entry fee.

All submitted films will be subject to a selection process by eminent members of the festival jury.

Applicant must pay for shipment of films to Voices from the Waters.

Submitted films will not be returned but will be part of Voices from the Waters library, one of the largest resources in the world for films on water.

Voices from the Waters is conceived as a travelling film festival. The selected films after being premiered in Bangalore at the main event will be taken across to educational institutions, non governmental organizations, small towns and villages across India.

Last date for submissions: July 10th 2010

Address:

Bangalore Film Society

No.33/1-9, Thygaraja Layout

Jaibharath Nagar

M.S. Nagar P.O

Bangalore 560 033

Karnataka/India

Mobile:+91-80-9448064513

www.voicesfromthewaters.com


gina nemirofsky
Wed 23 Jun 2010Link

Hello D-Worders! I want to introduce the D-Word community to an exciting participatory documentary event I am helping to produce. One Day On Earth is an online community of photographers, filmmakers, students, and inspired individuals all teaming up with the goal of creating a more accurate picture of life on this planet.

On October 10th, 2010 (10.10.10), thousands of people from every nation around the world will film their perspective and contribute their voice to the largest participatory media event in history; the event will result in a feature documentary and online video archive that will showcase the diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that can occur in one day on earth.

We would love to include the talents and perspectives of the D-Word community in our world document. Learn more about One Day on Earth and sign up to participate at:http://www.onedayonearth.org.


John Burgan
Wed 23 Jun 2010Link

Very ambitious plan, Gina. Asking 50,000 participants to film what inspires them most is going to generate enough footage to last an aeon! How do you intend to keep focus and create a thread to hold it all together?


Kelcey Edwards
Wed 23 Jun 2010Link

Seeking a DP with a Canon 5D MII for a half-day shoot in Montreal this Friday, 6/23/10 and possibly one day next week (exact date TBD). Please send a brief bio and link to an online reel to producer Kelcey Edwards at kelcey@vaquerafilms.com. We will be filming in a comic book press for the documentary feature THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE AS TOLD BY WONDER WOMANhttp://www.vaquerafilms.com/wonderwoman

Thank you


Matt Kohn
Mon 28 Jun 2010Link

On Tuesday, there will be a historically important memorial service that I will be covering for a feature documentary.

I am looking for shooters who have EX-1/3s or similar cameras to shoot with me from about 8:30 AM until about 1 PM.

Volunteers are truly appreciated. I can offer up to $50 for each camera person as a gratuity. Plus credit as "additional camera" when the film is completed.

I can tell you more about the sad, and yet exciting business of this day, when you tell me about your availability.

Thank you.


Vasilios Sfinarolakis
Mon 28 Jun 2010Link

FIXER needed for SOUTH AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY

The Guarani Project is looking for a fixer/translator!

We are looking for a fixer/translator to join our team for a 5-6 week shoot from late July to early September in South America.

Think you’re up for the job, or know someone who is?

You must be FLUENT in Spanish, Portuguese AND English, and be based in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay or Uruguay.

The job will be very hard work but amazing fun- think, travelling all night, one hour sleep and then interviewing the environment minister of Paraguay before heading off to interview displaced indigenous people and then spending the evening translating it all and discussing/planning the next day.

We are not so interested in finding the person with the most impressive CV but rather looking for someone who will fit the dynamic of the team- young, creative, intelligent and ambitious!

If you think you can do it, send an email to Annabel@theguaraniproject.com explaining you’d be good for the role.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Guarani Team


Brian St. Denis
Wed 30 Jun 2010Link

The Documentary Organization of Canada's quarterly magazine Point of View is currently available in a free, trial digital edition. The latest Summer issue looks at Disaster Docs, Women in Docs, a look at some of the docs that screened at Hot Docs 2010 and much more! Check the issue out online at http://docorg.ca/en/point-view-magazine


Sarah Schutzki
Thu 1 Jul 2010Link

Hi All,

Just a post to let you know about The NOMAD Project, an exhibition to premiere at the 2010 debut of Access & PARADOX, taking place the 21-24 of October 2010 in Paris, France.

The NOMAD Project will be an exhibition of short films directed and/or produced by independent filmmakers utilizing innovative and explorative ways of telling a story. The aim of the exhibition is to share with the contemporary art audience unique ways in which filmmakers are adapting to the stage of the global economy as well as shifts in technology. The films can be narrative, documentary or experimental, and should relate to PARADOX’s unofficial theme “Nostalgia for Nature”.

The call for projects opens today, July 1, 2010, and submissions will be accepted through August 31, 2010. For The NOMAD Project application and guidelines please visit www.nomadfilms.net, or contact Directors Ari Allansson (ari@nomadfilms.net) or Sarah Schutzki (sarah@nomadfilms.net).

About NOMAD Films
NOMAD Films was created in an effort to expose innovative and experimental forms of filmmaking, taking into account the financial limitations within the independent industry as well as continuously evolving filmmaking technology. The goal of the exhibition(s) is to create additional distribution outlets within the arts. Distribution models for low-budget independent films are not always substantial; NOMAD Films brings to light a selection of the many projects that have had little exposure otherwise.

About PARADOX
PARADOX is an International Contemporary Art Fair making its debut in October 2010 in Paris, France. Partnering with Access, Access & PARADOX will focus on the exhibition and promotion of new, emerging artists working in contemporary art. Although the fair will debut in 2010 in Paris, there are plans for future editions to take place throughout Europe and the Americas as well.

CONTACT:
Sarah Schutzki
Founder/Co-Director
The NOMAD Project
sarah@nomadfilms.net


Marie-Helene Carleton
Thu 1 Jul 2010Link

In reply to Melanie La Rosa's post on Thu 1 Nov 2007 :

Try this one, just upload the audio file
http://www.verbalink.com/


Marie-Helene Carleton
Thu 1 Jul 2010Link

Gorgeous safe, secure and air conditioned editing studio to share in Red Hook Brooklyn. We have a 3000 sq foot editing suite that we are interested in sharing with a filmmaker/editor. $500 – $1500 depending on size require. Give a call and we can discuss. 212-727-3798


Richard Burst-Lazarus
Wed 7 Jul 2010Link

Call for Entries – $5,000 Pitch Workshop

Earlybird deadline July 20!

The Paley Center for Media today announced a call for
entries for its celebrated Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop at
PALEYDOCFEST2010, which offers a $5,000 grant for a documentary work-
in-progress and will be held at the Paley Center in New York on
Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2pm.

In this workshop/competition-now in its seventh year-a panel of documentary
executives and producers discuss the process of developing a documentary and
will hear and evaluate pitches from five preselected up-and-coming filmmakers
who are hoping to sell either a documentary work-in-progress. The grant,
sponsored by SnagFilms, will be used towards the completion of the winner's
project.

Confirmed panelists at the workshop include: Andrew Mer, VP Content
Partnerships, SnagFilms; Susan Werbe, Exeuctive Producer, HISTORY;
Lauren Lazin, Filmmaker and Executive Producer, MTV Networks; Diana
Holtzberg, Vice President – USA Operations Acquisitions, Project
Development, Sales, Films Transit International; Simon Kilmurry,
Executive Director, POV; and Molly Thompson, Programming Director, A&E IndieFilms.

This call for entries is to be selected as one of the five filmmakers
who will participate in the workshop in October.

Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at

http://paleycenter.org/pitch2010

or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox,
a free online resource that helps filmmakers connect with film festivals, at

http://www.withoutabox.com/login/8326 .

The deadline for entries:

Earlybird deadline: July 20, 2010 ($20 / $15 for Withoutabox members)
Regular deadline: Aug. 17, 2010 ($25 / $20 for Withoutabox members)
Late deadline: Sept. 7, 2010 ($30 / $25 for Withoutabox members)
Withoutabox extended deadline: Sept. 14, 2010 ($45 / $30 for Withoutabox
members)


Brittney Hancock
Thu 8 Jul 2010Link

Video Intern (paid)
$15/hr, M-F, 3 months w/ possibility to extend

Etsy (www.etsy.com) is seeking a video intern! The video intern is responsible for assisting the video team in day-to-day operations, managing media, and archiving materials, as well as blog outreach for videos. This position is for someone with strong technical skills as well as video production and postproduction experience. 75% of this position involves backend support for Etsy's video content, 25% will be video production.

Responsibilities

* Media manage backed up footage, update tape log
* Assist with off-site branding continuity
* Create wiki docs for video guides; style, subtitling, output configurations, etc.
* Shoot office one-off videos.
* Support the Etsy video producers on shoots as needed
* Social networking outreach for Etsy video content

Examples: http://www.etsy.com/storque/video/

Please apply here: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oMaiVfwT&s=D-Word

Thanks!


Ryan Bruce Levey
Sun 11 Jul 2010Link

VAGRANT FILMS RELEASING AND PUBLICITY AVAILABLE FOR YOUR 2010 TORONTO INTL. FILM FESTIVAL PUBLICITY AND MARKETING NEEDS

“Vagrant worked our film at Sundance with energy and enthusiasm”
Laura Paglin- Director, No Umbrella: Election Day in the City (Sundance’06)

“I worked closely with Ryan Bruce Levey during a promotional tour of the film "Lymelife" in Toronto. I found him to be truly invested and savvy with regard to his responsibilities and relationships with journalists and general media. I would also have to add that he was extremely considerate and a heck of a lot of fun to be with.”
Jill Hennessy- Actress, Law and Order, Crossing Jordan, Lymelife

As the 2010 Toronto Intl. Film Festival approaches, it is time start thinking about options for publicity and marketing. With the costs of a publicist increasingly a headache, Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity is proud to offer an affordable and reliable option, with deep industry ties, and a reputation for handling some of the hottest indies, sizzling docs and iconic acting legends.
We pride ourselves on creating a fun experience for all of our clients, while generating press with media outlets from around the world.
Vagrant can provide competitive rates and assist you in addition with marketing and outreach ideas.
Please feel free to contact us for a consultation.
About us
Launched in September 2000 at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity has gone from a Canadian theatrical distribution entity, to a multi pronged film services company handling everything from international sales, distribution for hire, service output for major studios/sales agents and film/talent publicity.

Our publicity department has worked on such festival favourites like PRESUMED GUILTY, HOUSE OF SAND, THE ENGLISH SURGEON, THE WAY WE GET BY, UPSTREAM BATTLE, LYMELIFE, NO UMBRELLA (SUNDANCE 06) and with actors like Oscar winner Tatum O’Neal, Academy award nominated actress Fernanda Montenegro, 2 time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton, Emmy winner Jon Cryer, acclaimed TV icon Jill Hennessy, and the legendary Tura Satana, star of FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL KILL.

Titles currently handled for World sales include IF I KNEW WHAT YOU SAID (TIFF 09) , Australian thriller CACTUS (Starring and executive produced by Bryan Brown), Dragons and Tigers award nominated THE “THANK YOU” GIRLS.
Our Canadian theatrical division has released such acclaimed films as MARGARET CHO: I’M THE ONE THAT I WANT, OUTSOURCED, SORDID LIVES (For Here Films/Regent Releasing) THE GRAND (For Anchor Bay Canada), 70’s Psychedelic tribute VIVA, SXSW audience award winner DIRTY COUNTRY, Paul Cox’s NIJINSKY, Hot Docs jury award winner THE ENGLISH SURGEON, the Martin Scorsese produced LYMELIFE and Aviva Kempner’s YOO HOO, MRS. GOLDBERG.
Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity attends festivals and markets like Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, Tribeca, Toronto, Fantasia, Montreal World Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Cleveland, Hot Docs and many, many others.
Ryan Bruce Levey
Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity
318 Rhodes Avenue
Toronto, ON M4L 3A3
Main- 647-929-7304
E- v_f_c_rb@yahoo.ca


amy berg
Thu 15 Jul 2010Link

Hi, There!
I am looking for an experienced UPM for a full length feature documentary that is about to go into production. Candidates must be very good at multi-tasking and have broad resources to get it done right for the right price.
Very important story with a great group of talented filmmakers.
Please send resumes to disarmingfilms@gmail.com
Must be available close to immediately.


Corine Dhondee
Sat 17 Jul 2010Link

Hi everyone. Great to be here. I'm hoping I can get your support. My recent doc is called The Queen's Suite. I'm currently raising the finishing funds on Kickstarter.

One comment on the doc is, 'The vid on Kickstarter is the most inspiring thing I have seen in all my adult life."

I've organised lots of great gifts from acknowledgments, online downloads, DVDs, photos, lunch with the UK's leading doc exec producer, a recording session at Premises Studios, one to one sessions in doc filmmaking and camera plus more. Pledges start from $3 (£2).

It's taken 18 months to make and it was done so without funding. It now needs funds for the online, dub and release of archive.

We have until the end of August to raise the funds. Here is the link. If you like what you see please do pledge and share it with your friends. http://kck.st/cbGGo1

All About Jazz just published an article where you can find out more about how and why the doc was made. http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=60716

Thanks for reading, Corine


Ann Husaini
Mon 19 Jul 2010Link

Hi all,
We're trying to add to our deferred-pay team for what we hope will be a fascinating and unusual music documentary on 80's band DEVO. Thanks for your interest!

EDITORS AND ASSISTANT EDITORS NEEDED – AVID – NYC (MANHATTAN)
UNTITLED DEVO PROJECT
START – IMMEDIATE THROUGH JANUARY
RESPOND TO: devohelp@gmail.com
Please put "ASSISTANT EDITOR" in your subject line and include a resume.

This is the first feature documentary ever made about the seminal 80's
new wave band Devo. We are currently seeking a co-editor and two to
three assistants to join our post-production team.

Devo, broadly known for their hilarious inverted flower-pot hats and
hit song "Whip It", is also recognized by its fans and critics as a
darkly subversive group of conceptual artists. Their ideas and tight,
aggressive musicianship are completely original.

Devo's name comes from an elaborate theory concocted by members that
mankind is devolving. They use music, film, performance, costume, and
art to get their ideas across.

Its members grew up in the 60's -70's former rubber factory
towns of Akron, Ohio. They were art school kids, and formed the band
partially as a dadaist reaction to Vietnam and the shootings of
protesters at Kent State which involved their friends and acquaintances.

Discovered by Iggy Pop, they became hugely successful in the 80's,
declined, sold out, went into hiatus almost broke
up, and now have finally made a new album – the first in 20 years.

The band's leaders, Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale, have an odd
love/hate relationship that is a central story in the film. We have
open access to the band, and have interviews with them, Iggy Pop, Dave
Grohl and other rock notables, family members, and a crazy cast of
characters who surrounded them during their Ohio days. There is
amazing archival and present-day concert footage, verite footage, home
movies and present-day stuff shot by the cinematographers Lee Daniel
(SLACKER, FAST FOOD NATION, DAZED AND CONFUSED), and Shane Sigler
(CAPITALISM:A LOVE STORY).

The film's theme could be loosely described as "what happens to an
artist's intense creative and political convictions as they get
older". We seek to combine traditional documentary method with
offbeat editorial styles and structuring to produce something that
reflects the craziness of the subject. Think Errol Morris' FAST CHEAP
AND OUT OF CONTROL. Devo now has a new album on Warner Brothers and
are touring. This band is well-loved enough and the film interesting
enough that we hope to garner strong festival
attention and conceivably a small theatrical release.

We have a quirky, fun team we hope you can be a part of. The
filmmaker/editor is Tony Pemberton. His first narrative feature, BEYOND THE OCEAN, went to Sundance and multiple international festivals. In
addition to Devo, he has a new narrative feature in the works which is
set in Russia and will be an international coproduction. The producer,
Roberta Friedman got her start with George Lucas on Star Wars and
Empire Strikes Back. Co-editor Ann Husaini has edited two highly
original feature documentaries, ALMA and CARNIVAL
ROOTS, which were both selected for Whitney Biennials and had wide
festival exposure, as well as multiple television projects for MTV and
other cable channels.

This film is a probono project. Hours will be tracked for deferred
payment. It does have strong investor interest, so we hope we can eventually offer pay, but cannot guarantee anything. Editing on AVID.
There is approximately 80 hours of footage. We have transcripts,
and need logging/organizational assistance and some synching. For editors, we are currently creating topical segments that we'll use to structure the first rough cut.

We'd like to give assists junior editorial opportunity – pulling nuggets they think are great, assembling string outs, and taking a first stab at rough cuts when possible. Please be able to offer either two days a week or a chunk of time a month.


Adam Zucker
Wed 21 Jul 2010Link

Film Intern sought (some pay). MUST SPEAK FLUENT POLISH.
Needed to translate footage from Polish to English for independent documentary about young Jews in Poland today (http://hartleyfoundation.org/en/regeneration)
Contact me at azfilmmaker@verizon.net


Kevin OHanlon
Wed 21 Jul 2010Link

We are looking for a grant writer/fundraiser to help raise funds for our world artists documentary series. Compensation would be a percentage commission of financing raised

We have NFP fiscal sponsorship from Fractured Atlas and have a list of the 12 most likely sources of grant funding.

Below is the text from our recent fund raising entry on Kickstarter.

Kevin O'Hanlon is a gallery owner and filmmaker, originally from Dublin, now living in NYC. He's starting a nonprofit called FilmsOnArtists through which he will travel the globe to make documentaries about artists and the creative process.

The primary focus will be the artists' context as content, how they have been influenced by their environment, history and circumstances, and how they have uniquely channeled that experience in a positive and creative way. The films won't be about famous artists, but about spiritually and environmentally connected ones, ones who daily take random materials and refine them into artforms that educate and enlighten.

"Artists don't have a blueprint for what they do. No one has been where their mind is currently projecting. They look into a blank canvass and create a future that we will all ultimately inhabit. FilmsOnArtists will combine their experiences and report back from the creative front-lines to let us know what that future will look like."

O'Hanlon has made films of a dozen artists and art projects to date. Recent projects include a documentary of an orphanage in Cambodia, a woodcarver in the rainforest in Costa Rica, and two in Haiti. One of the Haiti films happened when Kevin went there to offer help following the earthquake and visited with orphans who had lost their home and school in the catastrophe. He joined forces with Life For The World and Haitian-American artist Richard Laurent and brought the kids 220 canvasses to paint. He filmed as these young artists created their very first paintings. From there, Kevin and Life For The World took that film and the art produced by the children and had an exhibition at his gallery in Chelsea. The money raised went to rebuild the demolished orphanage that is home to the young Haitian children. The Haitian childrens's project will continue to be supported by and reported on by FilmsOnArtists.

Says O'Hanlon: "This was one of those mutually abundant situations. We got to experience the mindset of these amazing children at a pivotal moment in their lives, while bringing so much joy to kids who had never held a paintbrush or seen a blank canvass before. The project empowered them, affirmed their artistic abilities and set them on a creative path to their own solution. They are Haiti's future, the generation who will rebuild."

An interactive website is being designed for FilmsOnArtists. The website will catalog the films and interconnect the lives of the artists that show up in FilmsOnArtists' documentaries with visitors of the site. Viewers will be able to engage more meaningfully in the project by perhaps choosing which geographic location thay are interested in or what type of art. A future feature of the site will allow the user to select a theme such as "hope", "curiosity" or "courage" and hear our global artists speak together on that theme.

We want www.FilmsOnArtists.com to be a place where people can gain inspiration from every corner of the globe and connect to a global creative energy.

Please contact Kevin: Info@FilmsOnArtists.com


Marth Christensen
Wed 21 Jul 2010Link

Kevin,
You should clear the "Compensation would be a percentage commission of financing raised" with your fiscal sponsor. They might have a problem with that... although that is exactly what they do, of course.


Corine Dhondee
Tue 27 Jul 2010Link

Hi all,

I'm raising funds to finish my doc. Here's something about why and how I made it and what you will receive if you pledge the doc. I have until the end of August. Thanks for watching.


Corine Dhondee
Tue 27 Jul 2010Link

Hi all I realised I ought to have written a little bit more about the doc.

It's called The Queen's Suite

Tagline: A young jazz musician, Duke Ellington, the Queen of England, a 15 piece orchestra, a dream driven by passion and music that blows the dust of life.

I've been working on the doc for 19 months with no funding.

The vlog is about why I made the Queens's Suite and why it's on Kickstarter.

It's on so that the doc can be finished. I've organised some great gifts in exchange for a pledge.

http://kck.st/cbGGo1

Thanks for reading and watching Corine.


Ana Santos
Wed 28 Jul 2010Link

Hi there, working in two media campagins that involve famous artists, photographers, actors and filmmakers. We're developing this campaings for the next 3/5 years and include documentaries, live tv events, exhibitions, books and social media. We already have a executive producer, a very good PR company interested, filmmakers and the production team. I'm the producer in one of the campaigns that involves a very famous national geographic photographer and is about children in conflict zones. The second project is a media awareness social activist documentary about the Amazon. I'm the director of the documentary, and i'm working very closely with a very interesting film studio in the area as well with local indigenous communities and shamans. We have already some of the sponsorship covered. But we still have a lot in the table to work on, so we're looking for 2/3 people who can work in future premises, once we get the full sponsorship we can pay for the amount of work done.
Looking for an assistant producer, contacting organizations, production companies, setting up interviews, creating schedules, talk to the team and figure out places, processes, timeline and everything needed before the shooting. The second or third person will be to make research about current issues and people in the areas, write emails to potential faces of the documentary and contact people.
please contact me for further questions,

thanks a lot
ana Santos
anasantosnyc@gmail.com
NYC
mantaraya.org

/96030


Corine Dhondee
Wed 28 Jul 2010Link

With the gloom that has come with the closure of the UK Film Council, here's something to cheer everyone up. Just one of the exceptional musicians in my documentayry The Queen's Suite. Enjoy and please visit us at Kickstarter. http://kck.st/cbGGo1


Jilann Spitzmiller
Wed 28 Jul 2010Link

The next DOC TALKS is this Thursday night July 29th (5pm Pacific) with film marketing guru Marc Rosenbush. This call is going to PUT THE FUNDRAISING AND DISTRIBUTION POWER BACK INTO YOUR HANDS. With the knowledge that Marc has, you can reach out and find your own audience and tap into powerful fundraising resources ANY TIME YOU WANT TO.

This call is FREE and open to all. But you have to REGISTER. If you can't attend live, you can hear the replay for 24 hours after the call. You will be sent the call-in information upon registering. REGISTER by visiting www.documentaryhowto.com and clicking on FREE TELESEMINAR on the home page.


Stephanie Brown
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

Help! We are filming a documentary and have a last minute crew cancelation.
WE ARE IN NEED OF:
1 person to help with sound, lighting, and some filming. (we have a camera operator, but need a back up)
WE HAVE ALL THE EQUIPMENT!
DETAILS: Although this is an internship type non paid position, It is an awesome opportunity!!! The person must commit from Aug 2- Aug 31. Must have a Drivers license!!
We will give them $ for food. We will cover traveling expenses. We will be traveling across the country: NV, UT, CO, NE, MN, WI, IA, IN OH, VT, New York, Washington DC, FL....
Because this is such a last minute request, we are not too picky about the experience.
Hoping maybe we can meet today.....
If you know anyone who may be interested please call Stephanie (805) 201-5532.


Rosemary Rotondi
Fri 30 Jul 2010Link

Hi Everyone! I have 25 years experience as an archival film and photo researcher and network news researcher. If I can help you with your documentary please get in touch. My resume is located at www.archivalfilmresearch.com. 2129892025 and rotondiresearch@nyc.rr.com


Emily Meyers
Fri 30 Jul 2010Link

WANT TO USE MEDIA TO CREATE CHANGE?
MEET OTHERS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION?

Meaningful Media is looking for a part-time Program Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of our nonprofit, manage our team of volunteers and trainees, respond to inquiries and requests, and move key programs forward in the areas of fundraising, communications, marketing, and outreach.

About Our Organization
Meaningful Media is a vibrant non-profit network committed to changing our world through media. Our mission is to increase the quality, visibility, and impact of pro-social media. We do this by CONNECTING creators, distributors, viewers and advocates of meaningful media; EMPOWERING members with tools and resources to succeed; RESHAPING the media landscape through research, education and dialogue.

We are a dynamic, team-oriented non-profit looking for enthusiastic and committed people to join our effort. Find out more at www.meaningfulmedia.org

Qualifications
• Demonstrated passion for socially conscious media
• Deep knowledge and understanding of the non-profit and pro-social media landscapes
• Proven management abilities
• Superior computer knowledge including web research skills, website & database management, and the ability to trouble-shoot problems effectively.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
• Extremely organized and detailed-oriented
• Experience working for a non-profit preferred
• Fundraising and development experience is a plus

We can only consider individuals with a background that strongly matches the needs of the position.

Job Details

Hours: Part-time (we require a minimum of 20 hours a week)

Compensation: $300/week

Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, California.

Application Period: Friday, July 30th – Monday, August 23rd

Start Date:September 6, 2010

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to carrie@meaningfulmedia.org. Please specify “MM Program Manager” in the subject line. We hope to hear from you!


Nirmal Gupta
Sat 31 Jul 2010Link

Hi All,

Good to be here :) I am new to this site. Actually I am a Telecom Professional.. I am interested in documentaries and in fact I want to share and ask something -

I have a fresh new idea for a documentary and wanna share the script with an interested documentary maker or production house..

Can someone tell me who/which company can I contact..

Please help me guys :)

Cheers

Nirmal


Riley Morton
Sat 31 Jul 2010Link

Nirma,
what role do you want to play with your film? are you wanting to direct it? produce? just see it get done?


Marj Safinia
Sun 8 Aug 2010Link

One more week to go for DOCUWEEKS in New York and LA. There are some really great films playing that y'all should go and see. This week in NY you can catch MY PERESTROIKA by D-Word's own Robin Hessman, as well as WASTE LAND (Lucy Walker) and BUDRUS (Julia Bacha) in NY. Just some of my favorites. Have also heard amazing things about FREEDOM RIDERS.

In LA, you can see STEAM OF LIFE, in which naked Norwegian men discuss life in saunas (believe me, it's amazing), SUMMER PASTURE, in which you can witness up close remote rural life in the mountains of Tibet and learn about the value of yak milk as a moisturizer, and you can see THIS WAY OF LIFE, which I highly recommend for all phobic parents. This New Zealand family lives by a whole different set of rules, and it's an eye opening opportunity to examine how parenting is approached in this country.

These are just some of the highlights of a really great crop of films. And as we all know, unless we ourselves get our butts into theaters to support our fellow docmakers, how can we expect others to do the same?

I highly recommend a visit to the Arclight in LA or the IFC Center in NY. It's like taking a vacation without every leaving home.


Jessica Edwards
Mon 9 Aug 2010Link

Hi Everyone,

Sort of an off topic request, but I am looking for a wedding photographer for October 10th, 2010. Its ideally suited for someone who is just starting out as the payment we have is $500. The location is the beautiful bucolic Catskill Mountains but we would pay for transportation from NYC or surrounding areas.

If you are interested (or know someone who is) please email me at jessicalenaedwards@gmail.com

Thanks!


Michael Collins
Mon 9 Aug 2010Link

INTERNSHIP

We are currently in postproduction on a feature doc with the working title "Give Up Tomorrow." It is a murder-mystery social-justice story set in the Philippines. Our offices located in Park Slope.

We’re seeking an intern to assist with post-production. Responsibilities will vary depending on individual’s skills but will include sub-titling and media management using Final Cut. There is a possibility to assist with graphics for anyone with Photoshop experience or an interest in learning it.

The position is unpaid, but we’ll cover transportation and working meals. School credit, general mentorship/advice, and credit on the final film will certainly be provided to excellent interns. The ideal candidate will be: bright, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and patient, – very attentive to detail, interested in the editorial process and documentary filmmaking – able to give 10-20 hours per week to the project (schedule flexible, open to discussion). Photoshop experience a plus.

Please send your cover letter and resume to michael@thoughtfulrobot.com

Thanks
Michael


Hannah Fe
Mon 9 Aug 2010Link

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DISASTER SHORT FILM AWARD

Do you have a documentary that tells the story of a remarkable individual's
actions in response to a devastating environmental event? Submit your film
to the explore HATCH Disaster Film Award presented by the non-profit,
multi-media organization explore.org.

Winner of the explore/HATCH award will be flown to HATCHfest Bozeman
September 22-25 and be presented with a Canon HD SLR camera package
from explore.org’s founder, Charles Annenberg Weingarten, and HATCH.

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE AUGUST 25TH. Submission is free of charge.

For submission info please click here:
http://explore.org/about/explorehatch_award/


Jacob Bricca
Tue 10 Aug 2010Link

Lost my shooter, and am scrambling to find someone with at least minimal documentary shooting experience and their own camera to shoot for a few hours this Friday evening 8/13 in LA. Shoot will be at a benefit concert @ the Greek Theatre (Carlos Santana, Zach de la Rocha and others are performing, more details @ http://www.doloreshuerta.org/weavingmovements/). This is a DEFERRED PAY job for a documentary that is partially funded and is in the process of raising remaining funds. Screen credit and eternal thanks guaranteed.

Please write back if interested--thanks!

Jacob Bricca
jbricca@wesleyan.edu
http://jbricca.blogs.wesleyan.edu/


Jana Kadrevis
Thu 12 Aug 2010Link

Until September 3, 2010, the Institute of Documentary Film is accepting applications for the 10th East European Forum (Oct 21-28, 2010, Jihlava, Czech Republic). Get funding for your documentary project and meet international filmmakers & experts!

EAST EUROPEAN FORUM 2010
October 21 – 28, 2010
Jihlava, Czech Republic

- Workshop
- Pitching Sessions
- Individual Meetings
- Networking

Application deadline: September 3, 2010. If you would like to submit your documentary project, please fill out our online application form

To read more details, please visit http://www.dokweb.net or our facebook page

Contact:
Hana Rezkova
Institute of Documentary Film
Skolska 12, Prague, Czech Republic
hanka@dokweb.net
www.dokweb.net

Edited Thu 12 Aug 2010 by Jana Kadrevis

Hashem Selph
Thu 12 Aug 2010Link

Hi all – I need contact info for experienced local DP's/shooters, as well as sound people, in Colombia. Preferably with experience shooting verite-style docs or news pieces. Any leads would be much appreciated.

- Hashem

hashems@gmail.com


Lani Simeona
Fri 13 Aug 2010Link

FULL FRAME'S 2011 NEW DOCS CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS AUGUST 15

Full Frame exhibits nearly 100 documentary films in various categories. By completing the online application, you will be submitting to NEW DOCS, the festival’s competitive program which includes films completed in the last two years. In 2010, 60 films were selected for NEW DOCS from 1200 entries. NEW DOCS are eligible for a number of awards in various categories. The 2010 festival offered 8 awards, with prizes totaling over $50,000 in cash and services. The 2011 festival will take place Thursday, April 14, through Sunday, April 17.

Regular Deadline: October 15, 2010 ($40)
Late Deadline: November 30, 2010 ($60)

Please visit the SUBMIT page of our website for submission guidelines and requirements. (www.fullframefest.org)


Andrew Berends
Fri 13 Aug 2010Link

Hello, all. I've been booked for a one week gig. It's kind of an exploratory shoot, and the producer doesn't have a big budget. We need to rent a Panasonic HPX170 or HMC150 at a reasonable rate.

We can get a package from Abel for $1000, but hoping to spend half that.

We'll be leaving NY Sunday morning and returning the following Sunday.

If anybody has one available, let me know ASAP. We'd like to sort this out this afternoon.

Thanks!


Andrew Berends
Fri 13 Aug 2010Link

never mind. got it sorted out.


Karen Everett
Fri 13 Aug 2010Link

Hi Everyone,

I'm a documentary story consultant who teaches at the top U.S. documentary program at UC Berkeley.

I'm offering a new, 6-month coaching circle for 5 committed documentary filmmakers. You'll get detailed critiques on 3 cuts, advice for structuring your film, peer support and eight virtual teleseminars.

You can live anywhere in the world to participate.

Learn more at http://newdocediting.com/land/innercircle/

This program is perfect for filmmakers needing help structuring an engaging documentary. I use innovative techniques for crafting films that are as compelling as narrative films. The cost is half the price of my story consulting services for a similar amount of time.

The New Doc Inner Circle begins Tuesday, August 17th. I have two openings left.

If you think this might be right for you, I invite you to find out more about this great coaching program today: http://newdocediting.com/land/innercircle/

To Your Success,

Karen Everett
Documentary Story Consultant


Suree Towfighnia
Mon 16 Aug 2010Link

Anyone know a sound recordist in Nashville, TN? We're looking to hire someone for one-day shoot next week (observational shooting with interviews). Please send them my way: suree 44 @ gmail . com

Thanks!


Elizabeth Westrate
Mon 16 Aug 2010Link

Hashem, we worked with an excellent crew in Bogota for our PBS series, e2. You can reach out to Warren "Zulu" Keuning – Producer, Tribu International – zulu@tribu.com.co He can help you with logistics and knows very professional crew people. Good luck!


Donald Goldmacher
Tue 17 Aug 2010Link

I am looking for a crew to interview a professor at U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in the next few weeks. If you can provide a discounted rate and can shoot in HD, please let me know asap.You can reach me at:
510-527-1761
donald.goldmacher@gmail.com
You can see our trailer at the link below.
www.Heist-themovie.com

Best,
Donald Goldmacher, Producer


Chelsea Hernandez
Wed 18 Aug 2010Link

PBS Documentary (Fixing The Future) needs experienced Production Assistant in St Paul, MN and Fargo, ND for 26, 27, 28 29 of August and prep time before. Production Assistant must have camera experience and be able to supply two references for recent work. $200/day.

Contact: karen@bernsteindocumentary.com


Gregg Schwenk
Wed 18 Aug 2010Link

2011 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Celebrating its 12th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival announces its call for entries!

The 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 300 films from around the world, including feature length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films that will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards.
In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, an industry seminar series, and question and answer sessions with filmmakers.

The Newport Beach Film Festival was named one of the “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by Movie Maker Magazine.

The Festival runs from April 28th to May 5th, 2011.

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS.
ENTER YOUR FILM NOW AND SAVE!

*Receive a discount when you submit through Withoutabox!

www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com


Yance Ford
Thu 19 Aug 2010Link

ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY SERIES POV SEEKING INTERNS:

All departments at the PBS series POV, Interactive and Community Engagement and Programming/Production are looking to staff up with bright motivated, students who are passionate about all aspects of the documentary film world.

Interns will have real responsibilities and year after year make important contributions to the success of the series; from cutting web content to working with our community engagement partners to assisting with our Editorial Committee- the penultimate step in selecting films for POV 2011/2012 interns are an integral part of POV life. We’re looking for students who have experience with Final Cut, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro and Photoshop BUT we are happy and willing to train the right candidate. Prospective interns must be quick learners, unafraid to ask questions and open to performing a variety of tasks. A sense of humor, sharp wit and sarcasm are a plus.

Interns receive on air credit and transportation assistance based on the number of days they spend on site.

We are an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds and educational experiences.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to POV’s Coordinating Producer Andrew Catauro at acatauro@pov.org .


Doug Block
Thu 19 Aug 2010Link

And, best of all, you'd get to work with Yance Ford!


Yance Ford
Thu 19 Aug 2010Link

In all of my curmudgeonly splendor...


Robert Goodman
Thu 19 Aug 2010Link

Yance I have a lot of terrific students who fit the bill. How many do you need?


Elizabeth Gesas
Mon 23 Aug 2010Link Tag

Hi, I'm working for an acclaimed documentary filmmaker in Santa Monica.

We are looking for interns to log footage.

More details to be discussed once the dialogue starts.

VERY HIGH PROFILE PEOPLE INVOLVED and can't publicize info.

Thanks!

Email me: Tenley1980@aol.com


Richard Burst-Lazarus
Wed 25 Aug 2010Link

The Paley Center is offering a $5,000 finishing grant to an emerging filmmaker working as part of our annual Pitch Workshop.

The Pitch Workshop is offering the grant for an unfinished, work-in-progress documentary film.

Late deadline is Sept. 7. You can find out more and apply here:

http://www.paleycenter.org/pitch2010

We're now also featuring video of our past pitch workshops – very useful for learning how to pitch your documentary film.

Richard Burst-Lazarus
docfest@paleycenter.org


Senain Kheshgi
Mon 30 Aug 2010Link

Seeking Toronto based AP's, PA's and interns for a doc project. Shoot begins around Sept 7 and goes until 20th Sept. All positions are PAID. Please send a resume and cover letter to me at senain@dynomitepictures.com


Ben Kalina
Sat 4 Sep 2010Link

Looking for a local shooter with HD/HDV and basic sound set-up for a one-person, one-day doc-style commercial shoot on Kona, Hawaii. The date is flexible, October 6, 7 or 8. Please send me an email at ben@mangrovemedia.net.


Mike Smith
Tue 7 Sep 2010Link

2010 ROGUE & AMC BIG BREAK MOVIE CONTEST OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

The Rogue and AMC Big Break Movie Contest announces its call for entries! Submit your film and launch your career.
The winning film will be released in 50 AMC theaters nationwide.

The submission period runs from Aug 16th to Oct 15th, 2010.

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS.
ENTER YOUR FILM NOW!

www.iamrogue.com/bigbreak


Felix Endara
Wed 8 Sep 2010Link

New York: AFFORDABLE OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE in PRIME LOCATION

Private offices within film and media arts center

Excellent central location, near all public transportation:
104 West 14th Street, 4th floor (corner of 6th Avenue)

Trains
walking distance to Union Square: 4/5/6/Q/R/N
6th Avenue: L/F/M at corner
7th Avenue: 1/2/3 1 block away

Spaces

1. Large space: 23 x 17 feet

- Available with or without furniture (Includes 7 desks in an open environment)

- Ample shelves and storage

- Air conditioned

- 3 large windows

- Receptionist

- Access to internet, printer, copy machine/scanner, water cooler

Price: $2,000/month

2. Small Space: 13 x 9 feet

- Available with or without furniture (Includes 2 desks, chairs, can fit a 3rd desk)

- Shelves and storage

- Receptionist

- Access to internet, printer, copy machine/scanner, water cooler

Price: $1,000/month

If interested, please contact Steve Mendelsohn at 646-230-6368. ext. 231, or by email: steve@artsengine.net

Steve Mendelsohn
Executive Director
Arts Engine
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
T. 646-230-6368, x231
F. 646-230-6388
steve@artsengine.net
www.artsengine.net

Arts Engine is a trusted source of media that matters. We drive change by connecting media, technology and community.


Finlay Pretsell
Fri 10 Sep 2010Link

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Scottish Documentary Institute is pleased to announce that Bridging the Gap 8 is now open for applications!

We are looking for Scottish-based filmmakers to make 10 minute documentaries on the theme of SHIFT. We want films to be told in the first person – either by the filmmaker or the main character.

12 ideas will be short-listed on the basis of the proposal and supporting materials. In the following weeks they will be developed through weekend workshops so that they can be pitched to a panel of experts who will commission the final 5 projects in December 2010. The films, to be delivered by April 2011, are intended for distribution in cinemas and festivals.

Who can apply?
This scheme is open to all filmmakers based in Scotland, and particularly aims to bridge the gap between training/graduation and a first commission, and those filmmakers who have not made films for the big screen. We are especially interested in filmmakers from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. We cannot accept applications from students in full time education.

DEADLINE: 6 October 2010

For further details please visit our website or contact Flore on f.cosquer@eca.ac.uk | 0131 2216204

Supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise & ERDF via Screen HI, Edinburgh College of Art, home of Scottish Documentary Institute.


Felix Endara
Fri 10 Sep 2010Link

DocuClub in September!

We are happy to announce a partnership with Women Make Movies for our September DocuClub. The screening will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 7 p.m., at 92YTribeca (Take 1, A/C/E to Canal Street).

We will screen a rough cut of FLAT DADDY [www.flatdaddydocumentary.com] by Nara Garber and Betsy Nagler. As military families across the country continue to endure the deployment of loved ones to Afghanistan and Iraq, many attempt to fill the void with “Flat Daddies” and “Heroes on a Stick,” life-sized cardboard cutouts of their husbands, wives, sons and daughters serving overseas. Using these two-dimensional surrogates as a connecting thread, the documentary tells the stories of four such families, from suburban Minnesota, the Bronx, Las Vegas and rural Maine, as they unfold over the course of a year. Each family represents a unique perspective on the war effort and the difficulties of deployment; together, they weave a nuanced narrative of how military families are coping in post-9/11 America as combat operations enter their tenth year.

Co-Director/Producer/Director of Photography Nara Garber divides her time between directing, producing, shooting, and editing. Often wearing many hats on the same project, Garber produces educational documentaries for Carnegie Hall and has helmed productions for major corporations while also collaborating on provocative PSAs for The Point Foundation and the political satirists, Billionaires for Bush. As a DP, she has dragged camera equipment across five continents in pursuit of the perfect shot. In 2009, a documentary assignment took her on a tour of American military bases in Iraq where many of the men and women serving volunteered the opinion that deployment is harder on the families back home. Garber hopes that FLAT DADDY will help bring that statement to life for a larger audience.

Co-Director/Producer/Editor Betsy Nagler is a Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker. Her producing and directing credits include work for the website of the Working Families Party, for the television show BLUE’S CLUES, and short narrative films shown at the Seattle and Chicago Film Festivals. In 2005, she completed ‘DO, a documentary on how people feel about their hair that received funding from the New York State Council on the Arts through the Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant Program. She and Nara Garber then received a NYSCA Individual Artists' Grant for FLAT DADDY in 2008. Nagler earned her B.A. at Stanford and her M.F.A. at New York University.

For her first film, Producer Peggy Sutton directed and produced SQUONKUMENTARY. Selected for the 2005 New York IFP Market, the documentary also screened at the Three Rivers Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach International Film Festival and the 2006 Bend Film Festival. Over the past 18 years, her work as a script supervisor has ranged from big budget movies like MEN IN BLACK II to indies such as POLLOCK.

FLAT DADDY is a fiscally sponsored project of Women Make Movies.

Our moderator will be Rose Vincelli, the Program Manager for the Independent Filmmaker Project [www.ifp.org], specifically focusing on curating and producing the Independent Filmmaker Labs, an immersive workshop assisting first-time Documentary and Narrative feature directors with distribution and exhibition strategies, as well as the Project Forum of Independent Film Week. From 2005-07, she was a programmer for the SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival, helping to grow the festival in its inaugural years and working primarily to curate the Shorts Competition. Vincelli recently produced the short documentaries TRANSPOSITION and NO ONE WANTS TO EAT THE PARSLEY. She lives and cooks in Brooklyn.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.

For this screening, only DocuClub members need to RSVP at docuclub@artsengine.net. Our previous screenings have sold out and although admission for non-members is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate


Yance Ford
Fri 10 Sep 2010Link

In reply to Robert Goodman's post on Thu 19 Aug 2010 :

Hey Robert,
Somehow missed your reply. We're looking for three for the fall and four for January-April.
You can email me off list at yford@pov.org.
Best,
yance


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 10 Sep 2010Link

Washington DC and Baltimore-Area Filmmakers...

While Docs In Progress offers consultation services throughout the year at rates affordable to independent documentary filmmakers, on Saturday, September 25, we will be bringing all our affiliated consultants under one roof at one time for One Stop Consultation Day. All in downtown Silver Spring, MD convenient to parking and Metro.

You can schedule up to three consultations on this day and only have to move from room to room at the Docs In Progress Documentary House to get what you need. What kind of topics can Docs In Progress consultants cover?

  • Story structure at any stage of development of a documentary

  • Production planning for documentaries, including budgeting, working with crews, and scheduling production shoots.

  • Fundraising strategies

  • Marketing and Outreach, including film festival strategies; press kit essentials; presenting the most effective synopsis, logline, and stills; and using social media tool

  • Legal Questions (from an entertainment attorney!) including Contracts, Rights, Clearances, and Fair Use

  • Personalized Feedback on Rough Cuts, Trailer, Proposals, and Treatments

Who Are the Docs In Progress Consultants?

Adele Schmidt (Story Structure, Budgeting, Production Planning, Personalized Feedback on Rough Cuts or Trailers)

Erica Ginsberg (Story Structure, Marketing and Outreach, Personalized Feedback on Rough Cuts or Trailers)

Sam Hampton, PH.d (Fundraising Strategies, Video Equipment Advice, and Personalized Feedback on Proposals)

Christine Intagliata (Approaches to the Documentary Treatment and Personalized Feedback on Treatments)

Laura Possessky, J.D. (Legal Issues including Contracts, Rights, Clearances, and Fair Use)

For more information and to sign-up, please visit our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=77&jevtype=jevent&year=2010&month=09&day=25&Itemid=1

Edited Fri 10 Sep 2010 by Erica Ginsberg

Nicola Lees
Sun 12 Sep 2010Link

Greenlit: Developing Factual / Reality TV Ideas From Concept to Pitch by Nicola Lees

Do you have a documentary project that you are dying to pitch to a TV network, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried pitching it and had the door slammed in your face (several times)? Are you frustrated with being fobbed off? Are you losing confidence in your idea, even though deep down you know it’s a great concept? Is is something you did? Or said? Why are the buyers just not that into you? Don’t despair, you’re not alone in your frustration (although it can feel that way)!

I’m Nicola Lees, experienced development producer, and founder of TV Mole. I’ve spent more than 13 years in the international TV business, and have developed written and pitched hundreds of documentary, docu-drama, multi-platform and reality series for broadcasters such as the BBC, Discovery,Nat Geo, History, TLC and the The Travel Channel, and have won approximately 80 commissions in the UK and USA. I have written a comprehensive guide to the frustrating and often confusing world of TV commissioning, wherever you are in the world.

I’ve interviewed 50 top industry names – producers and buyers – to find out what works, and what doesn’t. You’ll get advice from:

* 10 TV development producers – who have a combined experience of 50+ years of developing and pitching ideas at all levels, from trainee researcher to creative director, and
* 20 senior executives from internationally successful independent production companies who have sold some of the world’s most successful shows, to
* 16 channel executives – the people to whom you will pitch your ideas, who between them have worked at
* 18 TV channels – their experience and advice spans commercial and public service broadcasting; cable, terrestrial and satellite channels; documentary, reality, entertainment, specialist factual (science, history, arts, religion and natural history) and multi-platform programming, in
* 7 countries across 4 continents

I also incorporated advice from a Hollywood agent, several video editors, a storytelling consultant, two production managers and four commercial rights experts.

Collectively, the people who will share their insider knowledge with you have originated, pitched, bought or produced some of the most successful, award-winning TV shows and documentaries in the world, including The Age of Stupid, Touching the Void and Murderball. You are getting hundreds of years of experience condensed into a few hundred pages.

"As a Development Producer with a fair few years in the field, I wasn't sure how much I'd get out of this book...it was worth every penny." (Amazon reviewer)

"After 25 years in this crazy business, it's the first time I have seen TV commissioning so comprehensively and entertainingly dissected." (Mike Slee, Independent Film & TV Producer/Director)

ISBN: 9781408122679


Kelly Amis
Wed 15 Sep 2010Link

I am looking for an experienced editor (preferably in the Bay Area, but not a deal-breaker) to help me finish a feature-length documentary called TEACHED. 



The film provides a candid look at how and why, fifty years after Brown vs. Board of Education desegregated American schools, black and Hispanic students are still performing far behind white students. The film takes the audience into urban schools where the problems are most severe, to talk to the students, parents, principals and, most importantly, the teachers working there to understand: why the race-based "achievement gap" persists; how it is connected to cycles of poverty, underemployment and incarceration; and what could be done to eliminate it. 



I have nearly 200 hours of footage shot mostly with a Sony EX-1 in 1080p24, an 80 min rough cut, and a website where you can watch the trailer and get more information: www.loudspeakerfilms.com.

I'd like to find an editor in the next 2-3 weeks, give you the footage to watch, and then work with you to wrap this puppy up before the end of 2010. I know what stories the footage is ready to tell, but I don't have enough experience to do it. I need an experienced editor who has sophisticated story-telling skills (some of the stories are quite sensitive), great technical ability (FCP), and a strong belief that all kids can learn and achieve at high levels if they are given the chance. I'd also like to find an editor who believes that a documentary film can be compelling and educational and inspiring...and ALSO a beautiful work of art.


Please send your resume and links to your work (or any questions) to me at kamis@loudspeakerfilms.com if you are interested in this position. I expect the work will take 8-12 weeks, and payment will be competitive.

 thanks-
Kelly


Bill Jackson
Thu 16 Sep 2010Link

In reply to Kelly Amis's post on Wed 15 Sep 2010 :

Very interesting film! Good luck. I'm sure you will find a talented editor through D-Word.


Wolfgang Achtner
Thu 16 Sep 2010Link

What an interesting story!

Kelly, if you also have the stories of a couple of individuals (teachers, parents and students), you'll have all the elements you need to make this a fantastic documentary!


Jessica Johnston
Fri 17 Sep 2010Link

CALLING ALL DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS!

Deadline Approaching for 2011 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – Films must be POSTMARKED by October 15, 2010!

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West, is seeking submissions for its eighth annual event. From February 11-20, 2011 the festival will screen 100+ films, including world and U.S. premieres, classics, rare and experimental works on Montana's largest screen at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula, Montana. In addition to ten days of screenings, the event will feature many public and VIP events including panel discussions, galas, receptions and networking round-tables.

The competitive event is open to non-fiction films and videos of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (15-50 minutes), Best Mini-Doc (under 15 minutes) and best documentary about the American West (the Big Sky Award).

DVD (NTSC/PAL), VHS (NTSC/PAL), DVCAM (NTSC/PAL), HDV (NTSC), and miniDV (NTSC/PAL) accepted for preview.

Enter via Withoutabox.com at – http://www.withoutabox.com/login/3969

or download entry form in pdf format at – http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/entries.html

If you would like an entry form emailed to you in pdf format, send a request to callforentries@bigskyfilmfest.org.

For more information visit http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org


Brandon Bray
Mon 20 Sep 2010Link

I'm looking for freelance editor..
I'm shooting a series of short docs in Washington DC at the GW Medical Faculty Associates. If you are (or know anyone who is) an AMAZING freelance editor or animator looking to make some money, I would be very grateful. Thanks.
Please send your resume and links to your work (or any questions) to me at wbbray@gmail.com


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 22 Sep 2010Link

DC Folks...

Docs In Progress returns this Friday, September 24 with Trailer Night. You will be able to provide feedback on documentary trailers and might even be able to get feedback on one of your own since we've got one open film slot. Read on for details.

This workshop-style screening program allows filmmakers who may be at an earlier stage of development with their films to benefit by the moderated feedback of audiences who have traditionally provided feedback on full rough cuts. The filmmakers are looking for audience feedback not only on the effectiveness of the trailer itself, but on the concepts of their films – tremendously helpful as they continue in production and post-production of their films. The evening is being moderated by Erica Ginsberg (Executive Director) and Adele Schmidt (Program Advisor) from Docs In Progress. This program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.

WHEN?
Friday, September 24, 2010
7:00-9:30 pm

WHERE?
The Documentary Center at The George Washington University
School of Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Auditorium B-07 (one floor down from street level)
Washington DC 20037

Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Limited street parking free after 6:30 pm. Garage parking nearby on H and I Streets.

TICKETS?
$10 suggested donation ($5 suggested for Docs Insiders). Cash only at the door. No advance ticketing.


WHAT'S SCREENING?

A Different Drummer
by Jonathan Gruber and Robert Jackson
In the mid-1960s, Father Stamand, a white priest working helped change the lives of African-American youths in Washington DC's Anacostia neighborhood by putting together the VIP Drum and Bugle Corps which was one of the first all black drum corps. Now more than 40 years later, five of the original members are seeking to carry on Father Stamand's legacy by encouraging a new generation of drummers and buglers.

Inside: Human Trafficking in the U.S.
by David Gedney
While sex trafficking is often viewed as a problem affecting other countries, it is a growing issue right here in the United States, including in Washington DC. This film is an investigation into the trafficking and exploitation of young girls.

Hidden Books
by Sam Hampton
This portrait piece of Kumi Korf explores the lifeforce which inspires an artist. The Japanese-American creates architectural designs, prints, paintings, and artist books which are held by the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and the Tate Library, among others. We travel with Korf from her home in Ithaca, New York to her homeland of Japan as we explore what it means to be an artist today.

I Didn't Know
by Ron Minor
Kidney Disease is a health epidemic, especially in minority communities. African-Americans in particular are nearly 5 times as likely to develop kidney disease than Caucasians, often as a result of diet and prevalence of other diseases like hypertension and diabetes. We hear from experts and follow people living with various kidney ailments, some of whom are among the 126,000 on a waiting list to receive a kidney.

Married in Spandex
by Devin Gallagher and Allison Kole
As they begin a life's journey together, Amanda and Rachel are determined to make their wedding day a unique and memorable affair. They travel from Philadelphia to Iowa for their nuptials. But at a time when same-sex weddings are still seen as a political act, can the couple convince their friends and family to get on board and support the relationship...not to mention the gold lame wedding outfits?

Wild Card Slot
by You?
Yes, we have room for one more trailer. If you have a 2-7 minute documentary trailer you'd like feedback on from a Docs In Progress audience, bring it with you to tonight's screening. We will select one wild card submission at random. Note that we can only screen DVDs or VHS tapes. No Quicktime files, AVIs, or Windows Media files even if they are on a DVD.

More info: http://www.docsinprogress.org


Laura Bock
Wed 22 Sep 2010Link

Attention Documentary Filmmakers!

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Check out our website or call (412)323-2300

Hope to hear from you soon and good luck in all your future projects!

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Karen Bernstein
Wed 22 Sep 2010Link

Spiro Films has an immediate need for a production assistant in Cleveland tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 23rd. Ideas???!! Please call: 917-856-2027


Cheree Dillon
Thu 23 Sep 2010Link

Does anyone know an expensive place to rent a projector & speakers near Roswell GA this Saturday? Its a small event so I'm shooting for a low-tech solution. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much!


Laure Parsons
Mon 27 Sep 2010Link

Looking for a shooter ideally someone with an HVX200 or similar, in Washington DC for a few hrs on the 15th and 16th of Oct. Verite experience would be good. Thanks! accelerationmovie@gmail.com


Laura Moire Paglin
Mon 27 Sep 2010Link

In reply to Karen Bernstein's post on Wed 22 Sep 2010 :

Whoa – wish I'd known. Contact me if you need anything Cleveland related. – Laura


Will Kreth
Tue 28 Sep 2010Link

New York City-based folks-
Indie Documentary Film seeks MBA-type with passion for the arts/film

MediaGroove LLC is seeking a Associate Producer with a strong business background to help project manage and coordinate resources for our documentary Get It All Out – a feature-length story about the life of a late, charismatic, yet unknown Pittsburgh musician/ vocalist / poet/ humanitarian and the percussive post-punk/ jazz/ worldbeat/ avant-funk band he was in during the early 1980s. Our protagonist was truly a likable, inspired character, and it doesn’t hurt that he was a compassionate human being who could actually sing and write decent lyrics. If you have experience in collaborating on dynamic teams, contributing your best ideas, are not afraid of hard work and take pride in getting things done – we should talk!

In short, we are reanimating the lost musical DNA of an underground sound that never reached a wide audience, and having a blast doing it (by re-recording, remixing and releasing an amazing songbook of material as a companion soundtrack). Film-wise, we’re 2.5 years in the making and we’ve already completed 2/3 of our planned interviews. Breaking the rules of the typical talking head “rockumentary” – we’re incorporating the use of animation/motion graphics, CGI visualization, social media and other creative digital storytelling techniques to elevate the storyline in contemporary ways.

The right candidate will play a key role in setting the stage to refine and finish the film so this is a great opportunity to be part of an experienced team on the excavation of a dusty gem of a narrative. This position is non-paid (though we will cover working production meals, pre-approved necessary expenses) and will provide you with valuable experience and connections.

Qualifications & Responsibilities:

• This is the ideal project for an MBA with a passion for the arts. Someone who wants to use their professional business (and or marketing) skills outside of work to help bring a film through post-production, fundraising, and see it distributed to national/international festivals, Netflix, Amazon, cable/satellite, etc.

• Strong prior knowledge of Microsoft Project or other web-based project management tools (Basecamp or similar.)

• You will work with the film’s Producer to manage timelines, deliverables, set milestones and hold people to reaching them. Great organizational and detail skills a must!

• Commitment to a minimum of 1 to 2 days per week on a part-time basis (starting immediately)

• MUST be NYC-area based and able to attend meetings with producer, director, assistant editors and archivist.

• Interest in music as a force for social change, progressive politics, multiple genres of music (e.g. – jazz, rock, afrobeat/afro-pop, funk, dub/reggae, post-punk, etc.) – helpful, wouldn't hurt –- but not necessary.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

To apply:
We hope you’re the right fit to help us with our quirky, passionate, musical doc! So, please send a brief cover letter and CV/resume, reel/links to projects you’ve managed and/or worked on, and please put "Associate Documentary Producer" in the subject line. Preference given to candidates with at least 3 solid employment/internship references and prior film or collaborative arts team project experience.

Edited Tue 28 Sep 2010 by Will Kreth

Beth Levison
Wed 29 Sep 2010Link

Hello friends and colleagues!

I'm reaching out to you from Etsy.com, a vibrant online marketplace for handmade and vintage that I'm currently doing some consulting work for. Etsy has been in existence since 2005, and celebrates craftsmanship from the retired birdhouse maker to the Persian rug weaver to the 3rd generation letterpress printer. It has had a small but creative video presence on the web and is aiming to produce more journalistic and video content for viewers.

Etsy.com stories range from about 3 – 5 minutes in length and bring the sellers on the site — and their objects — to life. Currently, the site features three main video series: Handmade Portraits, which profile Etsy sellers, who may be artists, craftspeople, or vintage mavens; There's No Place Like Here, which feature the interiors of wonderful, collection-filled homes; and Process, where the methods tell the story. In addition, we often produce fun and unexpected How-To projects.

We are looking for producers and directors who can shoot and edit their own videos and who might lend their own unique, artistic mark to our productions (we are shooting more and more frequently with the Canon 5D and 7D). We are primarily interested in producers outside the New York area, and are also eager to expand our stable of producers to those based outside the U.S. Etsy has sellers in more than 150 countries, and we know that there are stories spanning the globe.

Please spread the word about our search for talent, and if interested (even you New Yorkers), send reels and resumes to blevison@etsy.com. Also, please don't hesitate to check out etsy.tv to peruse our video archive. Thank you!

All best,
Beth Levison


Annie Berman
Wed 29 Sep 2010Link

About the Outreach and Distribution Coordinator Position

MY PERESTROIKA, Sundance film and winner of the Filmmaker Award at Full Frame and Special Jury Prize at SilverDocs, a film hailed ‘one of the year’s best documentaries’ by the Huffington Post, SEEKS bright, highly-motivated, responsible, and extremely organized and detail-oriented Outreach and Distribution Coordinator with great communication skills and previous experience working in the field, and experience with FCP and WordPress.

Reporting directly to Director/Producer, the Outreach Coordinator is responsible for community outreach, social media initiatives, editing DVD extras, marketing and distribution for educational and theatrical markets, film festival liaison handling applications, travel arrangements, promotion, and print traffic, managing interns, fielding requests, and other related tasks as required.

Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate for the Outreach Coordinator position has excellent oral and written communication skills, is organized and reliable, and demonstrates a passion for the film. They work well as part of a team and enjoy meeting new people. Previous administrative experience working in a Mac environment with WordPress, Final Cut Pro, Google Docs, spreadsheets, task management and other basic software is an asset, as is social media savvy. Knowledge of Russian is a plus, though not a requirement.

Compensation
This is a paid position, through August of 2011.

Application
To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to info@myperestroika.com with the subject “Outreach Coordinator.” Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We look forward to hearing from you!


Stefanie Dworkin
Thu 30 Sep 2010Link

INTRO TO FINAL CUT PRO CLASS

Taught by Stefanie Dworkin

Whether you are an aspiring video editor or filmmaker, video artist, reporter, photographer or combination of the five, chances are you have crossed paths with Final Cut Pro and wished you knew your way around this powerful and creative editing tool. Here is your chance to establish such a foundation in a small class setting, allowing you the freedom and flexibility to tend to your own creative pursuit.

INTRO TO FINAL CUT PRO– $399 with WIP/NYWIFT/MPEG discount. Regularly $449.

WEEKLY: Tuesday Evenings October 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 6 to 9pm.

INTENSIVE: Thursday & Friday October 28th & 29th from 10am to 5pm.

PREREQUISITES
A working knowledge of the Macintosh operating system Mac OS X.

LOCATION: All classes are held at Showbiz Software (ground floor) at 19 West 21 Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. To reserve your seat, please contact 646-829-0700. Private one-on-one sessions are also available by contacting me directly at learnfcp@me.com.

PAYMENT DETAILS
Payment for the classes may be made directly with Showbiz Software by calling 646.829.0700 or visiting their store, 19 West 21st. Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE OUTLINE
Class 1: Overview of Final Cut Pro
Launching Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro’s Interface, Nonlinear Editing & Workflow Process, Working with Projects, Organizing Media Elements, Playing Clips in Viewer, Navigating Clips and Sequences, Marking Clips, Saving, Quitting and Hiding Final Cut Pro.

Class 2: Capturing, Importing and Editing a Rough Cut
Creating a New Project for Capturing, Previewing and Marking Source Material, Logging Clips, Choosing Clip Settings, Choosing Capture Settings, Choosing Capturing Options, Setting Capture Preferences and Acquiring other Media such as Graphics and Audio. Logging Information in Browser, Creating Subclips, Editing a Rough Cut, 3 Point Edit, Making Overwrite and Insert edits, Managing Timeline Tracks, Adding Audio Clips, Moving Clips in the Timeline, Drag and Drop Editing, Importing Tracks from a CD.

Class 3: Editing a Fine Cut, Transitions and Filters
Trimming, Ripple Edit, Dragging Clips to a New Location and Keeping Linked Clips in Sync. Viewing Transition Options, Modifying, Applying and Copying Transitions. Using the Transition Editor, Changing the Transition Parameters, Previewing and Rendering Effects. Applying and Viewing Filters, Creating a Freeze Frame, Changing Clip Size and Position, Building a Split Screen and Animating Motion Parameters.

Class 4: Final Preparation, Outputting to Tape & Digital Media
Monitoring and Adjusting Audio Levels, Applying Transitions to Fade Volume, Setting Keyframe to Change Volume, Working with Video Generators, Adding a Lower Third, Creating a Title. Understanding File Formats, Exporting Quicktime Files for DVDs & the Web, Outputting to Tape and Backing Up Projects.

INSTRUCTOR
Stefanie Dworkin is an Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Instructor, Editor, and Photographer. Credits include: As The World Turns; The Naked Brothers Band; My Country, My Country; Let the Sunshine In; Save Her O Save Her*; and Can You Hear Me? Stefanie is a member of the Motion Pictures Editor’s Guild and New York Women in Film and Television. She holds a masters degree in Interactive Telecommunications (ITP) from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a bachelor’s from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is available to teach group and individuals as well as specific Final Cut Pro training for Avid Editors. Stefanie can be reached at learnfcp@me.com

TESTIMONIALS
"Stefanie Dworkin is knowledgeable and adept at encouraging students at all levels. We worked through a basic introduction to Final Cut Pro 6. I came from a fairly tech-phobic background and found that Ms. Dworkin instilled confidence through her clarity and ease working with Final Cut Pro– showing me ways to problem solve based on my instincts while navigating the program. Stefanie keenly answered all questions and tailored the lesson plans and information to each student's individual needs. The class itself, had a very interactive tone with students learning from each other's questions while being guided in a very sure-footed manner by Ms. Dworkin. I highly recommend this class to anyone seeking to get acquainted with Final Cut Pro or sharpen their skills!" D. Cameron-Scorsese, Filmmaker/Actress

"Final Cut Pro 6 is definitely a much needed tool if you want to stay ahead of the game. With a creative innovator like Stefanie Dworkin teaching you the 'ins and outs, you'll be amazed at what you can do frame by frame. The huge sense of accomplishment you feel at the end of each class speaks for itself...For me..the goal was about building from that foundation and making the connection last... Overall, a truly SUPERB class!!"
J. Myers-Bartley, TV Reporter


Felix Endara
Thu 30 Sep 2010Link

POST-PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP for "AN INTERVIEW WITH SIMONE WEIL"

The internship for AN INTERVIEW WITH SIMONE WEIL, a feature-length documentary film by Julia Haslett, offers a unique opportunity to learn about post-production and preparation for a major European film festival premiere in November 2010. To view the trailer and learn more about the film, check out the film's website: www.linestreet.net.

Responsibilities

  • Requesting archival clearances & ordering master tapes
  • Assistant editing
  • Assistance with proposals and letters
  • Helping to manage post-production schedule for on-time delivery
  • Planning and organizing travel arrangements
  • Publicity and promotion of the film for festival circuit
  • Graphic design for DVD and poster art for films
  • Equipment and edit room maintenance and organization

Skills

  • Ability to handle multiple, immediate tasks while paying close attention to detail
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and independently
  • Experience using Final Cut Pro and other related computer programs

Timeframe

ASAP through the end of November 2010.
We need someone who can commit to at least 30 hours a week.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a strong post-production background who's interested in taking their skills and experience to the next level.

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to:

Enrico Cullen
ricocullen@gmail.com


Laura Moire Paglin
Thu 30 Sep 2010Link

English to French translation needed for original screenplay (25 pages).
Negotiate for payment.
Script needed by October 10th, 2010
For more information, contact:
kailyne.waters@yahoo.com


Pola Rapaport
Thu 30 Sep 2010Link

Breaking Through:
An Experiential Workshop for Creative People

Description:
Use powerful Gestalt-based techniques to overcome your creative blocks.
Learn to confront people and situations from your past and present to move beyond obstacles to your creative expression.
Come prepared to engage and play with your favorite internal demons!

"I really loved the whole thing. The bodily-based work in the context of being in the present, different parts of the self talking to each other, embracing 'demons', hearing commonalities in our experiences- all of it, truly, frees up energy. The exercises were well-executed, fun, original. One of the best workshops I’ve ever attended." – R.C.

Who Should Attend:
Anyone who is- or wants to be- involved in a creative pursuit (e.g. writing, acting, starting a business, etc.)

Date: Wednesday, October 6th, 2010, 7-10 PM

Location: Chelsea, NYC

Fee: $75.00
SIGN UP NOW AND RECEIVE A LAST-MINUTE DISCOUNT FOR D-WORD READERS: 10% off- PAY ONLY $68.50

About the Workshop Leaders:
Pola Rapaport, a Guggenheim Fellow and award-winning filmmaker, has trained at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy.
Devra Fradin has been a leadership coach and group facilitator for twenty years. She uses experiential techniques to help get people to where they want to go.

To Register: Please register by sending an email to heldrap1@gmail.com
Payment by Paypal to polarap@gmail.com

Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, enrollment in each workshop is limited to 8 people.

To learn more, contact coachnyc@gmail.com

photo credit: Wolfgang Held
www.blindinglightfilms.com


Andy Schocken
Fri 1 Oct 2010Link

Anyone in NYC have a 5d Mark II (body+cards+batteries) available for rent Tue 10/5?


Kai Hsing
Wed 6 Oct 2010Link

We are a Peabody Award-winning youth-driven converged media production company that delivers the best youth news and culture and undiscovered talent to a cross section of audiences.

In the coming months, we are looking for experienced documentary filmmakers with a strong sense of storytelling and style who can tell unique stories for a culturally diverse, sophisticated young adult audience.

Though our budget is limited, we have distribution from public media outlets across the country and we are looking to support innovative shortform storytelling and experimentation.

Please send a short cover letter to videojobs@youthradio.org describing your filmmaking experience and interests, resume and links to relevant clips, as well as a description of your role in each film.


Felix Endara
Thu 7 Oct 2010Link

DocuClub in October!

Our October DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, October 20, 7 p.m., at DCTV [http://www.dctvny.org/], located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

We will screen a rough cut of AN INTERVIEW WITH SIMONE WEIL by Julia Haslett. What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? Haslett seeks an answer in the controversial French philosopher and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943), whose life and work took on this question in a dramatic way. Adopting Weil as her guide through an engaging and profound moral landscape, Haslett goes on a journey to understand Weil’s loss of faith in revolutionary politics and the spiritual awakening that followed. Driving her obsession with Weil is the interwoven story of suffering within Haslett’s own family – her father's suicide when she was 17 and now her older brother's severe depression. When Weil dies from self-starvation at the height of World War II, Haslett is left wondering if death was the logical conclusion to Weil’s philosophy and her attempt to share the pain of others? The result is a deeply moving and unique documentary about what it means to bear witness to suffering, both near and far.

Director/Editor/Producer Julia Haslett makes expressionistic documentaries about contemporary and historical subjects. She is producer/director of the highly acclaimed WORLDS APART (2003) series about cross-cultural medicine, and producer of the companion hour-long documentary HOLD YOUR BREATH (2005), which broadcast on PBS in 2007. Her documentary shorts HURT & SAVE (2001), FLOODED (2003), ECLIPSED (2007), and PURE & SIMPLE (2008) have screened at numerous venues, including the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Rooftop Films, and the Black Maria Film Festival. She has worked at WGBH-Boston, the Discovery Channel, and as a Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics. Haslett was awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship to advance her work on AN INTERVIEW WITH SIMONE WEIL, which is her first feature-length film.

Producer Fabrizia Galvagno has worked as a Project Development Manager and Producer with Arte, National Geographic, PBS, and TV Ontario. She developed LEONARDO DA VINCI: THE MAN BEHIND THE TURIN SHROUD? (2002) for National Geographic; RICE GIRLS (2003, Venice Film Festival) recently broadcast on Al Jazeera International; THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE PRESs (2003) for PBS; and GELATO: AN ENDLESS PASSION (2005), which aired on the Sundance Channel.

Producer Enrico Rossini Cullen is the Director of Development and External Affairs at Arts Engine. He has been a consulting producer on several of Arts Engine’s Big Mouth films, including ELECTION DAY (2008), ARCTIC SON (2007), and PUSHING THE ELEPHANT (2010), which premiered in June at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City.

Cinematographer Thomas Torres Cordova is a filmmaker and installation artist. He shot the award-winning PBS-broadcast documentary STRANGE FRUIT (2002) directed by Joel Katz. His films/videos have aired on the Sundance Channel and screened at numerous festivals. His latest film, EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE (2007), was featured last January in a solo show at the Amie and Tony James Gallery in New York City.

Consulting Editor Jonathan Oppenheim’s editing credits include SISTER HELEN, which won the documentary directing award at Sundance and CHILDREN UNDERGROUND, which was nominated for an Oscar and won the Sundance Special Jury Prize, Gotham, and IDA awards. He edited the classic documentary feature PARIS IS BURNING, and edited and co-produced Laura Poitras’ THE OATH.

Our moderator will be Shaady Salehi, Deputy Director at Active Voice, a nonprofit media strategy organization. Working as the intermediary between film producers and NGOs, Shaady specializes in the use of film and media to support long-term social change. She has spoken at film festivals and conferences nationwide, including SILVERDOCS, Making Your Media Matter, NAMAC and the National Black Programming Consortium's New Media Summit. Prior to joining the Active Voice team, she did her graduate studies in Cultural Anthropology, focusing on the role of the Internet in provoking cultural resistance and social change among urban youth in Iran. She holds an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Davis, and is currently enrolled in Columbia University's Strategic Communications program, with an emphasis in communications for social justice.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@artsengine.net [docuclub@artsengine.net].

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate


Gregg Schwenk
Tue 12 Oct 2010Link

In reply to Gregg Schwenk's post on Wed 18 Aug 2010 :

2011 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL EARLY BIRD DEADLINE OCT 22!

The NBFF Early Bird Deadline is approaching! Submit your film now to be part of the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival and save!

*Receive a discount when you submit through Withoutabox!

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:
OCTOBER 22

FEATURES: $35
SHORTS: $30

The 2011 festival will run from April 28th to May 5th, 2011

Visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com to submit


Katie Cook
Wed 13 Oct 2010Link

Find out HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY SUBMIT TO INDEPENDENT LENS! Join us tomorrow, Oct. 14th for the FREE DOC TALKS live interview with Lois Vossen, curator for the PBS series, Independent Lens. Listen in, ask questions and get the inside scoop on acquisition. Thursday, Oct. 14th 5pm Pacific (8pm Eastern) Register Now! http://bit.ly/3Z5Zjh

Learn more about DOC TALKS at http://www.documentaryhowto.com


Soudabeh Moradian
Thu 14 Oct 2010Link

My personal "SONY HVR-Z5U High Definition Camera" is available for rent.
Contact me via this email address for more details:
soudmore@gmail.com


Elizabeth Gesas
Fri 15 Oct 2010Link

Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker seeks full time Assistant. General administrative duties include answering calls, scheduling appointments and conference calls, maintaining both personal and work calendars, making travel arrangements, data gathering, ordering supplies, acting as runner, etc. Applicants must be high-energy, detail-oriented, self-motivated, willing to travel, and have a car.

PLEASE EMAIL RESUME: documentary.assistant@gmail.com


Don Alexander
Sun 17 Oct 2010Link

Seattle-area Assistance Needed!

Hi, I'm requesting camera help for an acquaintance in the Seattle area, who is one of the blogosphere's most promising talents. He is a Harvard MBA who is posting information and videos about how the REAL economy works to transfer wealth into the pockets of those who need it least. He already has an excellent series of Powerpoint-style videos on the Web, and is presently putting together some simple lecture-video tutorials. The content is wonderful, but his production technique borders on stone-age... (White balance and good audio would go a long way by themselves.) Compensation, if any, would be minimal, but any help at all with the shooting would make a big impact, and be greatly appreciated. Please send inquiries to Damon, at: strabes23@gmail.com
(It may take a day or two for reply.)
Thanks for reading!


Felix Endara
Mon 18 Oct 2010Link

“SHOOTING POVERTY” Film Screening and Networking Event, October 26, 7 p.m., New York City

Arts Engine, Oxfam, and Shooting People are proud to present a special screening of three short documentaries exposing the true cost of armed violence on poor communities around the world.

The films were made by young independent filmmakers from India, Brazil and Burundi as part of “Shooting Poverty,” a film competition sponsored by Oxfam (www.shootingpoverty.org).

The filmmakers will be present for a post-screening Q&A and a networking reception. (You must be 21 or older to attend the reception.)

Tuesday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Tribeca Cinemas, located at 54 Varick Street (New York City)
Admission is $8

For more details and to purchase tickets, please go to:
http://shootingpoverty.eventbrite.com/


Renata Fukuda
Mon 18 Oct 2010Link

Super Shorts and My Movie, a weekly programme of MY TV channel available on Sky 219, is now accepting short films submissions for consideration.
For all who recently directed or produced a short films, films, documentaries, animations, series and would like a wider audience to see it, please contact us.

Submissions are free of charge and all productions should be submitted individually, even when sent by the same director or producer.

About the channel
Website: http://www.tvmychannel.com/
My TV is an independent British entertainment channel available on Sky 219. Our daily schedule features fashion, gastronomy, music, films, shows and sports.

How to submit:
Please send a DVD (only DVD, we do not accept tapes) with your project and the release form signed to the follow adress:
My TV Channel
Super Shorts – Production
199-201 Seven Sisters Road
London – UK
N4 3NG

About the release form (Please contact us at production@tvmychannel.com)
This is a simple authorization as it is your work and you have to give us broadcast permission. You remain with all content copyright and there is no restriction regarding submitting the same material to film festivals.

Next step:
Our production will contact the producers to confirm if the submission was successful.

FAQ:

1) Will I still be able to send my work to other events and festivals?
Yes. We do not require exclusivity regarding festivals and events premieres. All producer / filmmakers are free to submit to as many as they feel doing so.

2) Will I be notified when my work will be shown on My TV?
Once you know your production has been approved, you can check My TV schedule available online at www.tvmychannel.com/tvschedule.html. The schedule is updated every Friday.

3) What else do I need to send?
We definitely need a synopsis about what is the production about. We also need warning in case of use of strong scenes, sexual or religious reference as it may affect the slot time where the film will be broadcast due OFCOM regulations.
If the producer/filmmaker send a press release or photos about the production we may use it to promote throughout or channels (website, newsletter and PR) but we can’t guarantee any exposure and pictures will not be returned.

4) When you deconstruct my work to use for channel publicity, will I be credited for my work?
If used only random scenes to promote the programs it won’t be credited individually. However when using pictures for printed material it will be credited.

Edited Mon 18 Oct 2010 by Renata Fukuda

Cindy L. Hill
Wed 20 Oct 2010Link

Hi, folks.

Still doing some fine tuning on our doc film, "The Last Flight of Petr Ginz", and working on recruiting our next class for the MA/MFA in documentary filmmaking at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. If you are interested or know anyone who might be interested in applying check out our program. www.wfu.edu/documentary


Fredric Lean
Fri 22 Oct 2010Link

I am looking for the opportunity to collaborate with a talented graphic designer proficient with After Effects, Photoshop, Motion Graphic in order to animate a storyboard (animatic)- a 2-3 minutes- and to integrate it in an interview for a documentary.

Please, email me your information and questions.


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